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Kalustyan's

Pan | Jun 18, 2001 03:47 AM

I know that this place has been covered before, but I made a visit today, and wanted to share. They've really expanded since the last time I was there, both in the back and with a 9-month-old upstairs area with meats and some freshly-made snack foods (others downstairs). This place is truly a wonder. My brother, visiting from SF, was overjoyed to find that they are carrying his beloved Iranian pistachios again, and they certainly were good! I got loaves of humongous Afghan bread with no oil for my parents, and two types of Armenian string cheese. But there really is no way to truly describe this place for those who haven't visited it. It's got almost anything most people could think of from the Indian Subcontinent to the Middle East, including a bizarre drink from Armenia whose first ingredient is wormwood (I thought that was illegal in the U.S.!), and it's so clear how important high quality is to the professionals who run the place.

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